Sherman County eNews #132


  1. Job Skills Club, Wednesdays, June 8-August 10

  2. Courthouse Facilities Project Open House, June 2

  3. P.S. Classifieds: Employment

  4. Sherman County’s Center for Living Forum Discussion, May 31

  5. Cascade Singers: “Forty Years of Happy Singing,” June 4 & 5

  6. History Tidbits: 4-H Summer School, A Poem & Wasco Little League Majors

  7. Reduce your Exposure to Ticks & Tick-Borne Illnesses

  8. Personal Philosophy

  9. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes  here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag.. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’ ~ Theodore Roosevelt 1907

1. Job Skills Club, Wednesdays, June 8-August 10

When: June 8-August 10, Wednesdays from 9:30-11 a.m.
Where: Sherman County Extension Office
Topics: applications, resumes, interviews, etc.
Sign-up: Diane or Donitta (541) 298-4101

2. Courthouse Facilities Project Open House, June 2

The Courthouse Facilities Project Team is holding an open house for citizens interested in the courthouse facilities project. The open house will be held Thursday, June 2nd, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and will be located in the Circuit Courtroom at the Sherman County Courthouse.

Members of the team, including the Courthouse Facility Advisory Committee, Heath Gardner (Wenaha Group Project Manager), Hennebery Eddy Architects, and Kirby Nagelhout Construction, will be available to discuss information and updates regarding details of the new building as well as information about renovations to the existing courthouse. Information related to the Schematic Design process will also be available for review.

Hors-d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. The team looks forward to seeing you there!

3. P.S. Classifieds: Employment

Cottonwood Canyon State Park is looking for a temporary employee to work from June to the end of the July with the possibility of an extension further into the summer.

The ideal candidate has to:
– Be 18 or older
– Willing to work outside in adverse conditions
– Have no fear of bathrooms and cleaning them
– Work weekends and holidays

Pay Rate of $12.30 an hour–no benefits; guaranteed 40 hour week. Please Call David Spangler, Park Ranger Supervisor, at (541-394-0002) and/or email

4. Sherman County’s Center for Living Forum Discussion, May 31

Sherman County’s Center for Living


Moro’s Last Tuesday of the Month Forum Discussion




ENJOY THE camaraderie



[The Meeting Room; next to Sherman Cty Library]

For more info Call Christine 541 565 3149

5. Cascade Singers: “Forty Years of Happy Singing,” June 4 & 5

music.notes (2)“Forty Years of Happy Singing” is the theme for the Cascade Singers’ spring concerts. They take place Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m.  It is the 40th anniversary of the community choir’s first concert and the June performances will be held at the site of the 1976 event, St. Peter’s Landmark in The Dalles.  Favorite songs from past years by the choir, ensemble, and children’s choir will be featured.  Donations gladly accepted at the door.

6. History Tidbits. 4-H Summer School, a Poem & Wasco Little League Majors

4-H clover1The Sherman County Journal of June 24, 1965, published a photograph of young people attending 4-H Summer School, the Golden Anniversary of this event. Pictured are Robin Olds, Eddie Eslinger, Carsten von Borstel, Kenny Thompson, Dick Richelderfer, Dan Thomas, Craig Macnab, Teresa Bardenhagen, Melva Alberty, Joy von Borstel, Gloria Jo Geiser, Vickie Bardenhagen, Karen Thompson, Jill Nogle, Susan Barzee, Krista Mobley, Paulette Patnode, Gertrude Buether, Sue Kosty, Kathy Heater, Patty Thompson, Judy Thompson, Casey Wallace and Lynda Kamerrer.

book.girl.readA poem to Mrs. Zevely May 21, 1958 by Jeanney.

“I’ve never belonged to a nicer teacher than you,

I wish you would teach me all the years through.

You are kind and thoughtful and considerate, too,

I am going to miss you boo hoo hoo,

You teach me to spell,

But how I do in arithmetic I’ll never tell,

You teach me to read, you teach me wright,

Aren’t you worn to a frazzle by night?”

The Sherman County Journal, July 19, 1963, published a photo of the Deschutes League Champions with a caption, “The Wasco Little League Majors pictured above are Rick Burns, Darryl Melzer, Billy O’Meara, Scott Ridle, Dick Richelderfer, Ken Shafer, Guy Weedman, Bob Byars, Billy Nisbet, Bo Macnab, Jim Summers, Dennis Gabrielson, Billy Adams and Dennis Richelderfer. The coach is George Weedman and his assistant is Pat Macnab.”

7. Reduce your Exposure to Ticks & Tick-Borne Illnesses

Like it or not, the warm weather has arrived early in North Central Oregon. With warm weather, comes an increased likelihood that you may come in contact with ticks.

Reducing exposure to ticks is the best defense against Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other tick-borne infections. DEET, showers, and tick checks can stop ticks.  Here are some tips:

 Ticks live in moist and humid environments. If at all possible, avoid wooded and bushy areas with high grass and leaf litter, and walk in the center of trails.

 Use repellents that contain 20 to 30% DEET on exposed skin and clothing for protection that lasts up to several hours. Always follow product instructions. Repellents registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be found at

 Take a bath or shower as soon as possible after being in tick-infested areas (preferably within 2 hours) to more easily wash away ticks that are crawling on you.

 Conduct a full-body tick check of yourself (using a mirror), and your children. Check under arms, in and around ears, inside the belly button, behind knees, between legs, around the waist, and especially in hair.

 Examine clothing, gear and pets. Ticks can ride into the home on your pets or other items and attach to a person later.

 Tumble clothes in a dryer on high heat for an hour to kill ticks.

For additional information on ticks and reducing your exposure; including how to reduce ticks in your yard, preventing ticks on animals, how to remove a tick, and symptoms of tick-borne illness, please visit

For more information, please contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600 or visit us on the web at

8. Personal Philosophy

Do you have a philosophy of life, for yourself? Could you describe your philosophy to someone else, in 25 words or less?

Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, is a big fan of everyone having a personal philosophy of life. As relayed in his book, Pete spent a lot of time – and notebooks – putting his philosophy into words, and then condensing it into 25 words or less. Could you?

While each of us probably does have a core philosophy to live by, very few of us could describe it to another person. We don’t take the time to write it down. Words, whether on paper or in an electronic file, put substance to our beliefs. The words provide a touchstone that we can go back to, when life presents us with difficulties.

Our behavior, every day, is a reflection of our beliefs. It is the way human beings are built. No matter what we might say, it is our actions that reflect our core beliefs, our philosophy of living. Everything that we do flows from this philosophy. If it doesn’t, that is where stress and anxiety can be found.

Now you may ask, “If I write down my philosophy, what happens if things change? What happens if I change? Do I doggedly follow my ‘philosophy’?” That’s the beauty of writing things down – the words can be crossed out, erased, and re-written! We are all going to change over time, as we learn the lessons that living our lives teach us.

Again, do you have a philosophy of life? Can you describe it in 25 words or less? If you don’t, find some quiet time for yourself, and create your own philosophy – and write it down. It doesn’t need to be perfect – nothing on this planet truly is. But it does need to be meaningful – to you. ~ The Pacific Institute

9. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


World’s Largest Solar Plant Torched Itself

An enormous 500MW wind farm could soon grace the fields of Eastern Oregon

NASA’S Giant Space Balloon

Oregon State Fair Concerts

Secret Tunnel May Reveal Long-lost Secrets of Ancient Mexican Civilization

Time to Shut Down the Department of Education 

Opinion. TSA’s Union Power Grab: Thousands Slowing Down Airports

Oversight Committee to EPA: ‘We Need Somebody Who We Can Fire’

Plane Finder

Live Flight Tracking

The Future: A Real Eye Opener. We are headed for a world where Islam is the only religion.

Open Gates: The Invasion of Europe 

What Does Fair Share (in Taxes) Mean

Commentary. Thomas Sowell:

Oregon arts magnate Jordan Schnitzer buys downtown Pendleton property

Oregon Historical Society online catalog 

Oregon Historical Society library blog